Aside from giving TV a regular comic examination, Charlie Brooker’s “Wipe” series also spawned the world’s most incompetent cultural commentator in the form of Philomena Cunk (played by Diane Morgan).
Following a previous episode where Cunk “examined” the life of Shakespeare, this time around she looks at everything to do with Christmas, from the birth of Jesus and the pagan origins to Santa Claus and “Sir Charles Dickings”.
As well as Cunk’s own “insight” we also see her trying to learn from some actual experts. Being interrogated by Philomena are historians Kate Williams and Ronald Hutton, the Queen’s chaplain Ann Easter, financial expert Paul Lewis and food critic Jay Rayner.
Cunk on Christmas is on BBC Two at 22.00.